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9 ways to save your money & have less Grocery Budget

Updated on February 11, 2013

These days food bill is cutting big part of our income, & we struggle for paying it.

As an accountant & householder, I use some techniques to reduce my food bill.

I would like to share you, so maybe you find something new & useful.

1- Eat what you afford to pay:

From my point of view, it is not correct that whenever I would like to eat a specific dish, I go to market and buy its components whatever the price; for me I buy the food that has been reasonably priced.
Sometimes I change my dish because one main component is highly priced.

2- Don't buy vegetables & fruits out of its season;

It will be costly, less healthy, less quality.

3- Follow the offers for food:

Buy good offers but avoid my mistake, do not buy more quantity than you need, so you will find yourself running to consume it before being damaged.

4- Learn a new variety of recipes:

So your choices will increase & you can be more flexible when you buy your food.

5- Don’t let the offers cheat you:

Always make the needed calculations, even if you use your mobile in the market, to make sure that you are getting a good offer.

6- Consume the needed time to check that you don’t take damaged items, I prefer if you are in hurry don’t buy vegetables & fruits.

7- Be kind with fresh food: Do not catch a plastic bag & throw the apples inside it hardly; otherwise apples will become mushy and will be damaged quickly.

8- Check before consuming: when you consume fresh food, check for the piece which about to be damaged if there, (This will save it & save the pieces beside it), don’t take the nearest one to your hand, then after one day throw the damaged one away.

9- For canned food take care of expiry date when you buy & when you consume.


Hope all the best for you.

Hope you won’t hesitate to add your ideas in comments.

Do you apply most of these techniques?

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    • Anita Hasch profile image

      Anita Hasch 

      17 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Very useful and helpful advice. I have managed to cut my food bill by buying meat from a butchery instead of the supermarket. I also do not buy canned food. With vegetables I buy that which lasts a long time, like pumpkin, sweet potatoes etc. Other vegetables with a short life span, I prepare and freeze immediately. Just steam it for a few minutes before freezing. I once had milk goats which saved me a fortune. I bought one when my daughter was a few months old, and raised her on goat's milk. It is very healthy and when you are no longer working you save a lot. Baby's formula cost a fortune. I later bought some more goats and we no longer had to buy milk for the house. I also made some super cottage cheese, adding herbs. I also used toweling nappies, throw away nappies only used at night and when going out. In fact I think continuous use of throw away nappies is not healthy. All those chemicals. Fruit is important, our body needs all those vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately they don't last long. I try to grow as many fruit trees as I can, just sorry I did not start years ago. Thanks for a super hub.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      Deborah

      I hope to get a garden one day to implement your nice suggestion.

      Thanks for stopping by & comment.

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      These are good tips. Do you garden? A small vegetable garden is another great way to save money on food. I rarely need to buy produce in the summer because I have so much growing in the garden.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      I agree with you, it is a tough time now.

      Thanks for voting.

    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Very useful hub during this economically troubled times. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • jeyaramd profile image

      jeyaramd 

      6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Your most welcome. I could not resist. Thanks for sharing your wonderful hubs.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      jeyaramd

      I am happy you like the hub & find it useful.

      Thank you for your kind addition through your comment.

      Thanks for following also.

    • jeyaramd profile image

      jeyaramd 

      6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      These are great tips to reduce your consumption. Its important to be aware of our spending. We should not waste food and be grateful for what we have. It also helps that we can save money along the way. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      SunShine

      Happy you found them useful.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Useful tips!!! Thanks for sharing:)

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      Poetvix

      I agree with you for this, but should be wisely.

      Thanks for stopping by & comment.

    • poetvix profile image

      poetvix 

      6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I like the tips here. I find buying non perishable items when on sale in bulk to be efficent too.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      Fucsia

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • fucsia profile image

      fucsia 

      6 years ago

      Useful tips. thanks for sharing

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Ladygirl

      Many people do the same, it is beneficial to save your money & world's resources.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • LADYGIRL profile image

      LADYGIRL 

      7 years ago

      That was some tips about comsuming food. I spend to much money on things I don't even eat. Thanks Good Hub

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Applecsmith

      Thanks for stopping by & comment.

      Happy you liked.

    • applecsmith profile image

      Carrie Smith 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Good tips about buying fruit and veggies in season! Thanks for posting - voted up and useful.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Wonder Referrals

      I am happy that you liked it.

      Thank you for stopping by, comment & the follow.

    • Wonder Referrals profile image

      Wonder Referrals 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      I really like this hub...

      Some of us when shopping for food items buy more

      than our budget allows.

      We also will buy food that we really don't need.

      Thanks for reading my hubs on hub pages and for

      being a follower.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      chamilj

      I am happy you liked it.

      Thanks for stopping by and comment.

    • chamilj profile image

      chamilj 

      7 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Great food buying tips. Thanks!

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      duffsmom

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Hope all the best for you.

    • duffsmom profile image

      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Excellent Hub with great ideas. I glad I read it!

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Shelvajay

      Thank you for stopping by & for the vote.

      It is nice that you like it.

      Hope to see you again.

    • Shelvajay profile image

      Shelvajay 

      7 years ago from If You Know Me Personally, You Know Where I Am...

      Good advice. Voting up!

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      KoffeeKlatch Gals

      Welcome, thank you for your visit.

      I agree with you.

      Good Luck

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great tips and advise. These days we all need all the help we can get with saving money.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      6hotfingers3

      Thank you for your nice encouraging comment.

      I highly appreciate your follow.

      Regards

    • 6hotfingers3 profile image

      6hotfingers3 

      7 years ago

      Great common sense advice. Half our food is damaged before we take them out of the store. Its a great idea to mindfully shop especially with regards to fresh foods and time sensitive foods.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Rorymullen

      Thank you for stopping by.

      I agree with you, this is an important tip.

      Thanks for sharing

    • rorymullen profile image

      rorymullen 

      7 years ago from Maine

      Making a menu can help cut down the extra items we normally pick up. Make sure one can properly write up a list of items you need before leaving for the store. I am sure you will save and cut down on splurges.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for visting and comment.

      Actually in the country where i am living now there is no coupon system covering me.

      Regards

    • Pagelift profile image

      Pagelift 

      7 years ago

      Great tips, thanks for the advice. What about coupons? ;)

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